Aspen Ideas Festival Underwriters

Underwriters of the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival represent some of the foremost organizations in the U.S. and around the world. We are proud to present their ideas, their executives, and their important work in the following pages.
Setting a new Standard
 
Standard Industries is a privately held, industrial holding company with interests in building materials, including the world’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, as well as aggregates and related investment businesses in public entities and real estate.
 
With over 15,000 employees and operations in more than 80 countries, Standard’s businesses include: GAF, the leading roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America; BMI Group, the leading manufacturer and supplier of flat and pitched roofing systems for the residential and non-residential markets in Europe, parts of Asia, and South Africa; Siplast, a leader in the development and manufacture of the world’s most advanced roofing and waterproofing systems; SGI, a leading North American aggregates and mining company; 40 North, a fundamentally-based investment fund focused on both public equities and third-party managed alternative investments; and Winter Properties, a vertically integrated real estate investment management and development enterprise.
 
From roofing to building materials, from waterproofing to aggregates, people around the world depend on Standard’s products to protect what matters most in their daily lives. To learn more, visit www.standardindustries.com.